The Vistatone pickups found in the Supro Coronado are a reproduction of the groundbreaking, single-coil design developed for Valco by Ralph Keller in the early 1950s. The Vistatone pickup is cited as prior art in Seth Loverâ€™s PAF patent and is found in many of the most desirable vintage Supro models.
The Supro Coronado has a powerful, electric swamp-blues tone that is anything but subtle. Itâ€™s a gnarly sounding instrument that loves tube amps and fuzz pedals of all kinds. The neck pickup sounds huge and wooly while the bridge pickup has an unmistakable midrange growl that is downright dirty.
Our semi-hollow recipe of an Acousti-glass top and chambered body retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original reso-glass models while providing todayâ€™s musicians with a lightweight, highly playable instrument that stays in tune and is easy to maintain.
- Vintage Supro body design
- Jet Black finish
- Re-designed two-bolt neck joint
- Vintage-correct Vistatone pickups
- Volume and tone control per pickup
- Rosewood bridge
- Vibrato tailpiece
- Acousti-glass top
- Semi-hollow mahogany back
- Mahogany neck with dot inlays
- 24 Â¾â€ scale
The Coronado and its relatives in the Americana Series of Supro electric guitars were designed by Trevor Wilkinson and David Koltai to capture the spirit and sound of the Art Deco-influenced, historic line of Supro instruments manufactured in Chicago by Valco duringÂ the guitar boom of the 1960s.